The average rate for a Patient Advocate is $15.29 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Patient Advocate Total Pay (?
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$25,446 - $59,453
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,566
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Patient Advocate Total Pay (?
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$11.26 - $23.50
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,446 - $59,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,623 - $53,832  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $23.50  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $27.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,623 - $53,832  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Job Description for Patient Advocate
Patient advocates assist patients being treated at a medical facility, and they help answer any questions or concerns the patients may have regarding their care and the health care system. The patient advocate acts as a liaison, facilitating communication between the patient and medical professional during the patient's stay in the health care facility. The advocate's duties vary depending on their employer, but they generally include interacting with newly admitted patients, documenting and investigating patient complaints and issues, following up with patients, and performing analysis on the overall quality of care at their institution.
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Patient Advocate Tasks
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
Pay by Experience Level for Patient Advocate
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Patient Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Patient Advocate Salaries

National Average
$35,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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